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The November 2012 issue of ToyNews is available to read onlineor via theToyNews iPad app – now.

This month our big interview is with Mind Candy's head of licensing Darran Garnham and senior consumer products manager Sam Ferguson. The pair tell us about the emergence of pink Moshi Monster Poppet as a standalone brand, and more.

We also get the low down on cover star Air Storm – the forthcoming bow based blaster brand from Re:creation – in an special profile. 

In our news pages we have an article on a huge anti-counterfeiting campaign from Rovio. The Angry Birds maker is launching an initiative which could stop millions of pounds worth of fake toys entering the UK. There's also news of a pair of huge licensing deals for Spin Master, and Laser Pegs CEO Jon Capriola explains his firm's upcoming app-based evolution.

Mega Bloks Barbie is our campaign of the month and in our regular Good Toy Guide section, Dr Amanda Gummer reviews some wheeled toys.

In our pre-school section we profile up and coming educational plush toy Bábógbaby and get a Daddy blogger's view from Dadda Cool.

We get the consensus on BLE 2012 in our licensing pages, where we also find out what's going on at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, speaking to global head of merchandise Trudi Hayward.

In our regular sector guides, toy companies big and small reveal their forthcoming spring/summer lines while we also profile the top toys in the wheeled toys sector. There's also comprehensive guide to children's TV stations.

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